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Ragtime Star Visits Cherry Hill High School

March 3, 2017 GMT

By Staff

When Broadway actor Brian Stokes Mitchell auditioned for Ragtime nearly 30 years ago he knew what to expect when the musical hit the New York stage: the N-word would be hurled at his character.

Mitchell, the star of the original production, shared his experiences at Cherry Hill High School East Friday where he tried to help students tackle the thorny use of the N-word and other racially charged language in the school’s upcoming production.

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